Ruffino (Chianti Classico)
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This fabulous wine, Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale, has been widely prized since it was first launched in 1927. Riserva Ducale is made with modern winemaking techniques to improve upon traditional Italian methods, and is widely recognized as a benchmark for Chianti Classico Riserva.
Why this name? Ducale means 'duke' in Italian. Riserva Ducale honors the Duke of Aosta, who took on a trip through the Alps to taste the Ruffino wines he had heard so much about. He was so impressed by the wine that in 1890, he named Ruffino as the official supplier to the Italian royal family. This honor is not only reflected in the name of the wine, but is also represented on its iconic label, one of the most recognizable in the world of Italian wine.
Technical sheet · Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2012 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Chianti Classico (Tuscany,Italy)|
|Grapes:||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese|
|Pairing:||PastaStartersMeatRed meatPorkPasta BologneseHam and sausagesJamon Iberico|
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Description · Ruffino
Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2012 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese)
TASTING NOTES OF Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2012:
- View: Deep ruby.
- Nose: fruity.
- Mouth: deep and harmonious.
APPELLATION: Chianti Classico
GRAPES: Merlot (90%), cabernet franc (10%)
AGEING: drinking after 2010 and before 2020.
DEVELOPMENT: The wine is made in small concrete tanks with temperature control.
TEMPERATURE: 16-17 ºC.
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Highlighted review about Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2012
Posted on 31/03/17 at 13.42
- The aging period in oak barrels, stainless steel and cement is 24 months in total
- expressive and far-ranging in fragrance, balanced on the palate with fine-grained...
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Posted on 06/06/16 at 12.48
Posted on 12/12/16 at 14.20
- View: deep ruby red.
- Nose: seductive aromas of red berry fruits, violets and snuff in the nose.
- Mouth: full-bodied,...
Posted on 30/12/15 at 16.00
- View: ruby red.
- Nose: elegant fruity aromas of cherries, berries and plums, pleasant spicy notes of snuff, clove and white...
Posted on 22/02/17 at 15.41
Posted on 04/02/16 at 05.11
TIME to taste it: formal occasions
CONSUMPTION IDEAL: 2016/2019
TEMPERATURE: 16/18 ° C
PAIRING: first and second ground plates
GRAPES: 80% Sangiovese, Merlot...
Posted on 02/01/16 at 04.38
Posted on 05/09/15 at 04.36
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Reviews about Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2014
As nearly all of them this one shows also a cherry colour. A smell quite well. Distinctive oxidation notes on the palate.
Reviews about Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2011